The House on Mango Street - The Three Sisters Summary & Analysis

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The Three Sisters Summary

When Lucy and Rachel's baby sister dies, all of their extended family comes to help with the funeral arrangements. They have three aunts, all of whom smell like cinnamon and carry with them a special quality. One has cat-eyes, one has marble hands, and one laughs loudly like tin. They pull Esperanza over to speak with her, asking her to open her palms so that they can read. They tell her that she is special and will go places. They also tell her that she must always remember who she is and that she is Mango Street. She must never forget that. Then, Esperanza runs off to see Rachel and Lucy on the corner outside the house. They wonder what she is doing talking to the three odd sisters. Esperanza never sees them again.

The Three Sisters Analysis

Esperanza sees the three old...

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